Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Top ten black characters in children's books

Tanya Byrne is the author of Heartshaped Bruise and Follow Me Down, her third novel will be published later this year.

One of her ten best books for children and teenagers which are about black characters, as shared at the Guardian:
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

In this series the people with dark skin are the ruling class and everyone else is the underclass. Reversing race roles sounds simple, but the trouble with privilege is that people try to understand someone else's experience by comparing it to their own. What Blackman does here is offer an alternative history altogether.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue